Commercial Property

Thanks to increasing globalisation, businesses worldwide are relocating offices, factories, warehouses, and sometimes their entire operations to new countries or regions. Domestically, too, companies may need to relocate, perhaps in order to find the most cost-effective premises or tap in to a local talent pool.

Whatever the reason for a corporate relocation, organisations need comprehensive, up-to-date information on trends, locations, prices, and a host of other topics if they are to make the right decisions on where to base their operations, as do those setting up a business abroad. Read more

The commercial property market, like its residential counterpart, acts as a useful barometer of conditions in the wider national and global economies, so it’s important for any company, whether or not it is considering an office move or a corporate relocation, to keep up to speed with the latest commercial property news and market intelligence.

Through articles, news, and expert comment and advice, including ‘how to’ tips, this section helps you to support your business by bringing you the latest on commercial property investment, purchase, rental and removals. It also covers economic background and current relocation hotspots.

See also our Brexit, Corporate Finance, Enterprise, and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide commercial removals and storage, as well as a range of support services for corporate relocations, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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May unveils plan to get England building again

In an effort to combat increasing house prices in the UK, Theresa May has proposed changing planning rules to encourage house building and boost UK housing supplies.
UK commercial property investment predictions 2017

Investment in UK property predicted to drop from 2017

Latest predictions for 2018 suggest investment volumes in the UK property market will decrease slightly from 2017. The drop takes account of changes to capital gains tax exemptions for overseas investors.
Silhouette of London illustrating an article about renting versus buying property in the UK

Renting now cheaper than buying in most UK cities

Zoopla, a leading UK property website, has determined that it's cheaper to rent than buy in many British cities and towns. Which British locations top the list?

Economic Background

Brexit relocations push up EU house prices

Brexit relocations push up EU house prices

Brexit relocations are pushing up the prices of prime real estate in several cities in continental Europe, according to the latest Prime Global Cities Index from property consultancy Knight Frank.
Theresa May and Mr Modi met in Downing Street

India aims to put 'new momentum' in ties with UK

Narendra Modi and Theresa May met in Downing Street to “infuse new momentum” in the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and India.
Berlin city centre

Which European cities have confidence of real estate investors?

Which cities in Europe are investors most interested in? Investors confidence in real estate has broken through to have a far more optimistic outlook throughout Europe, suggests new research.

Removals

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International removals: moving with the times

In this tech- and talent-driven age, people are returning to the heart of relocation. FIDI Global Alliance’s Magali Horbert caught up with Ruth Holmes to talk customer experience, the new accreditation for destination service providers and the body’s new direction and leadership.
Family moving boxes

Don’t rely on luck when choosing a moving partner

Jesse van Sas, secretary general of FIDI Global Alliance and sponsor of the Best International Removals Provider award, explains the value of the FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) quality programme.
Removals association announces new protection scheme

Removals trade association announce payment guarantee scheme

Removals industry trade association has announced a new advanced payment guarantee scheme, the aim is to ensure consumers are protected should a BAR member go into financial failure.
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